Submitted: 02-01-2011 by cathybarrow
I bought the Scrambler XT SOT about 1 1/2 yrs ago...mostly for my lab mix dog. The kayak is perfect for her and me both. The kayak tracks fairly well, and is extremely stable. I can help her up on to the kayak without tipping, even in deep moving water.
My number one complaint is the WET SEAT! I tried 2 different style scuppers...neither style worked at all. I ended up solving the problem by permanently sealing the holes. I placed the scupper in the holes, then filled them with expanding foam insulation, and then sealed top and bottom with silicone sealer. Makes for a nice dry ride.
The kayak is simple to to turn over if you do get water on the deck. Honestly, I don't see the purpose for the holes thus do not regret permanently sealing them.